Tips for making the most of recipes

Recipes are great, but they are just guidelines. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you when using recipes.

Free 25-page Spring Reading digikit for journaling, planners, and mixed media collaging

Hope you enjoy this free digikit all about Spring reading. Lots of flowers, lots of books, and lots of images and text for you to use in your creative endeavours.
These can be used for traditional journal, junk journaling, art journaling, bullet journaling, planners, mixed media, collage, and anything else you can think of! Make sure to share your creations with me either by sending me an email or tagging me on instagram @embersonthehearth

My year-round 40-item capsule wardrobe (that is not just neutrals and basics)

I’ve been dressing using a capsule wardrobe for almost a decade now. I don’t think I even knew what a capsule wardrobe was at the time to be honest. I just new I wanted to have less clothes and a wardrobe that was easier to get dressed with.
I have never got rid of any items or done a declutter. What I did instead was to stop buying! And to use what I already had, but in a more organised way. When I started I had 5 suitcases full of clothes. Right now, I have only 1 and a small bag of shoes. This way of doing it takes longer, but I find it more sustainable and also helps me save money.

Simple customisable groceries list to suit all budgets

Facing a massive store full of food can be daunting. Or you might have to deal with the opposite: a limited selection of ingredients. In both situations you might end up spending more than you planned for or you might end up not buying everything you needed. And in most cases, you will spend more than you wanted and also forget things.
You need to go shopping with a game plan in place. You don’t necessarily need an extremely detailed shopping list or even a meal plan, but you do need to have some idea of what you’re going to get.

120 self-care ideas for everyone

Self-care is incredibly important. You can’t do anything properly if you are not in a good state of mind and have a healthy body. However, not everyone’s self-care routines look the same. What works for someone else might not work for you.
This list is just a way to get you started with some ideas. Remember, some might be great for you, and some might not work.

Photo collection: daffodils

These photo collections or mini digital scrapbooks are meant as a way to help everyone slow down and appreciate different aspects of nature and life in general. It could serve as inspiration to create something or just as a 5-minute break while you have a cup of tea.
Sometimes photos will come from stock photograph sources, sometimes they will be mine, and sometimes they will be a combination.
Hope you enjoy this little collection of daffodils.

Guide to egg alternatives

I consider eggs one of the basic ingredients everyone should have in their kitchen. They’re incredible versatile, affordable, and easy to cook.
However, a lot of people can’t have eggs, and a lot of people choose not to eat eggs. And luckily, there are many alternatives out there that are just as versatile, affordable, and easy to cook as eggs are. But even if you do eat eggs, you should give these alternatives a try. Often the results are a little bit different and delicious.

The benefits of living through the seasons

Living through the seasons is what all our ancestors used to do. Depending on the weather, the food available would change and their activities would change as well. With most people living in cities and having a somewhat stable routine throughout the year, following the seasons is not common anymore, other than changing your wardrobe and turning on or off your heating and cooling systems. But, there are benefits to following the seasonal changes as they come even if you live a traditional 21st century lifestyle.
I live in the South of the UK where we have 4 very distinct seasons. When I talk about summer, autumn, winter and spring, I am mostly referring to those as they exist here. But that doesn’t mean that what I am writing about here can’t be applied to other places with hotter or warmer weather, as long as you adapt things to your particular climate and the specific rhythms that come from it.

30 fun ideas for outdoor activities during staycations (or when you just need to get out of your house)

Staycations have been getting more and more popular as people want to save money or have shorter breaks.
But even if you don’t take those into consideration, staycations are a great way to slow down and appreciate what we have available right next to us. Not every beautiful place and interesting visit requires a trip on a plane or hours of driving.